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What are post endometrial ablation syndrome symptoms?

What are post endometrial ablation syndrome symptoms?

Cyclic pelvic pain : This is a pretty rare condition more common after novasure vs other endometrial ablation technicologies. Monthly pelvic pain around the time of the menstrual cycle is the most common symptom of this rare condition. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
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Uterine Ablation (Definition)

Uterrine ablation is a procedure used to destroy the thin lining of the uterus that bleeds each month. It is often destroyed with heat but can be done with freezing (cryoablation). Must be family complete. When performed for fibroid bleeding doesnt address the problem (fibroid) directly, may not work at all, and doesn't address the bulk symptoms often seen with ...Read more


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Is an endometrial ablation painful?

Is an endometrial ablation painful?

Varies: Most ablations are done with some form of anesthesia such as IV sedation, local injections, or even being put to sleep. I have found that most patients have some cramping after, but it is rarely considered severe. ...Read more

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Is having an endometrial ablation safe?

Is having an endometrial ablation safe?

Yes : It's safe, effective, and very well tolerated. The safety profile is quite good . Typically it is safer than a hysterectomy - depending on the type/equipment used. ...Read more

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What is involved in endometrial ablation?

Destroys the lining: An endometrial ablation is a surgical procedure that destroys the lining of the uterus. It treats menorrhagia (heavy periods). There are several different types of ablations each involving various ways of destroying the uterine lining (i.e. Thermal heat, electrocautery, laser, etc). Ablations are done in the office, a day surgery unit, or an operating room depending on the type. ...Read more

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What happens after an endometrial ablation?

What happens after an endometrial ablation?

It varies: Depending on the type of ablation and the patient your period may normalize or cease completely. Satisfaction rate is about 80% . It is important to discuss your expectations with your surgeon. Sometimes and ablation can be a poor substitute for a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What are complications of endometrial ablation?

Low risk: Ablation is a safe and effective procedure and a good option for many women with excessive bleeding. A common "risk" is failure to work effectively and rare risks are injury to other organs. ...Read more

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Why would you have an endometrial ablation done?

Very heavy bleeding: Endometrial ablation is used to treat very heavy menstrual bleeding when medical or non-surgical treatments fail or are not advised for other reasons. Ablation is not appropriate for someone who would like to have more children. ...Read more

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How do you decide what kind of endometrial ablation to have?

In office: While there are many different techniques for endometrial ablation, ( heat, cold, fluid, balloon, resection, etc. ) they all have been shown to be effective in improving heav menses. Assuming that you are a candidate and are not interested in future fertility, consider discussing with your gyn about having the ablation in an office environment - numerous benefits.- cost, no iv, faster recovery... ...Read more

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Which is better endometrial ablation vs hysterectomy?

Which is better endometrial ablation vs hysterectomy?

Depends on problem: If the main problem is heavy bleeding then an endometrial ablation is a safer minimally invasive first start. It is a simple procedure which can be done in the office under local anesthesia with minimal to no time off for recovery. If there are other problems then hysterectomy may be a better options. Discuss both and ask questions at your next visit. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Endometrial Ablation (Definition)

Endometrial ablation refers to procedures that use energy to damage or destroy the lining of the uterus that normally build up in preparation of pregnancy. If no pregnancy happens, the lining is shed as a period. There are several different types of ablation-thermal heat, radio frequency, and freezing. All of them are good options but some might be better in certain situations. ...Read more


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Ablation (Definition)

Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a ...Read more